How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery

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As plastic surgery becomes more and more mainstream, more people each year are considering both invasive and minimally invasive procedures. Whether it’s your first procedure or your third, it’s very important to do the proper preparation and research before your first appointment. Before Your Consultation No matter what procedure you choose, it’s super important to


BIA-ALCL and Breast Implants: What You Should Know

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At Partington Plastic Surgery, we feel that it is important that patients are aware of all safety information regarding breast implants. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update regarding breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Although breast implant surgery is a safe procedure, there are risks associated with it, as with


How Cosmetic Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons are Different and Why It’s Important

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As aesthetic procedures continue to grow in popularity, contributing to the $12 billion-dollar industry, it is becoming more and more common for doctors without plastic surgery training to offer procedures. Unfortunately, this lack of plastic and reconstructive surgical experience is usually at the expense of the patient. Therefore, it is so important to understand the


Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

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Patients may experience excess fat and tissue on their lower abdomen due to aging or fluctuations in weight. Many also often find that sagging abdominal skin is part of the aftermath of pregnancy. These patients often turn to a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to flatten and reshape the abdominal region. However, this procedure also offers


The 411 on the 24-Hour Breast Augmentation

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When it comes to breast augmentation, many patients put off the procedure due to the several weeks it takes to recuperate. However, this is no longer the case with the 24-hour breast augmentation, or rapid recovery breast augmentation. With the 24-hour method, patients can experience less bruising, pain, swelling and downtime, and best of all,


Top 4 Benefits of the 24-Hour Breast Augmentation

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When it comes to breast augmentation, several techniques cater to the popular demand. From several types of implants with customizable sizes, shapes, and volumes to incision placement, advancements are making breast augmentation one of the most highly customizable procedures available. At Partington Plastic Surgery in Kirkland, Washington, we offer 24-hour breast augmentations for patients that


The Many Benefits of Breast Reduction

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Breast reduction surgeries, also known as reduction mammoplasty, is a common procedure among women with overly large, pendulous breasts. The surgery, performed in Kirkland, Washington, involves reducing and reshaping the breasts in a smaller, perkier position that complements the rest of the woman’s figure. The procedure can also reduce the size of the nipple and


The Difference Between Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons

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There are many misconceptions when referring to plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. Generally, patients assume that the two are equal when that is actually far from the truth. So what is the difference? The Training After a surgeon completes medical school, he or she first serves as a surgical resident for at least three years.


Plastic Surgery Patients Shifting Focus on Procedures

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released new statistics on cosmetic procedures, which shows a continuous growth in popularity of aesthetic services and a shift in the type of procedures patients are choosing since the year 2000. According to the annual report, there was a 2 percent increase in surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures